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By Sharada Dwivedi,Shalini Devi Holkar

A nationwide bestseller in India, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is the fictitious memoir of a smart Indian princess, who recollects the methods the ladies of the Indian court docket came across friendship, religion, and love via their good looks traditions. We trip together with her as she recounts a life of comforting rituals, tantalizing textures, colours, and fragrances, beautiful jewels and adornments, and various health and beauty secrets and techniques undergone generations of ladies by means of be aware of mouth.

In Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet, Sharada Dwivedi, a local of India, and Shalini Devi Holkar, an Indian princess by means of marriage, draw at the oral histories of privileged Indian ladies to catch and revive their many tremendous and clever attractiveness traditions. the result's a wealthy cultural tapestry, full of historic treatments, recipes, and tonics used to melt pores and skin, silken hair, enhance the physique, and raise the spirit like no store-bought items can. also, the ebook deals a thesaurus of vegetation, flora, spices, and grains and easy domestic treatments for girls in all levels of life—from puberty to being pregnant to menopause—including:

  • Almond-Saffron for detoxing and exfoliation
  • Papaya-Mint-Tea for zits and pimples
  • Cream & Honey for dry pores and skin and wrinkles
  • Cress & Rosewater for post-natal strength
  • Tulsi Kadha (Basil Tea) for coughs or morning sickness

Replete with lovely pictures and illustrations from a bygone period, Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is a treasure trove of well-known beauty and health customs that would pride the senses of contemporary girls all over.

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